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  • Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said Tuesday.

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  • 175-Pound Pit Bull Hulk Shatters Misconceptions About the Breed

    This dog just may be the world's largest Pit Bull. Only 18-months-old, Hulk weighs a hefty 175 pounds. He's also best friends with a 3-year-old boy.

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  • Family of California girl left brain dead after tonsillectomy sues hospital

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of a Northern California girl who made national headlines when she was declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy to correct sleep apnea sued the surgeon and hospital on Tuesday, alleging medical malpractice. Jahi McMath, who was 13 when she…

    Reuters
  • Teacher found hanged in Southern California high school classroom

    A teacher was found hanged to death in a Southern California high school classroom when students arrived on Monday, police and fire officials said, in what was being investigated as an apparent suicide. Jillian Jacobson, a 31-year-old photography teacher, was found by students in a classroom at El…

    Reuters
  • Americans Love K-Cups, but Their Creator Regrets Inventing Them

    Now it seems that John Sylvan, the inventor of the tiny containers, is firmly on Team #KillTheKCup too. “No matter what they say about recycling, those things will never be recyclable,” said Sylvan.

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  • Police find body parts in hunt for missing teen Becky Watts

    Police searching for missing teenager Becky Watts said on Tuesday they had found body parts at an address in Bristol. A 28-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping Watts and were further arrested on Monday on suspicion of her murder, Avon and…

    AFP
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    Hello kitty and kitty and lots more kitties on Japanese island where cats rule (17 photos)

    An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Originally introduced to the mile-long island of Aoshima to deal with mice that plagued fishermen's…

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  • US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

    Associated Press
  • Killers sought in deaths of 300,000 chickens in South Carolina

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Revenge may be the motive for the killings in South Carolina of more than 300,000 commercial chickens worth about $1.7 million over the past two weeks, authorities said on Monday. Birds have been found dead of unnatural causes in 16 chicken houses at…

    Reuters
  • Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.

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  • Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got.

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  • When David was 3

    He had his first encounter with a Volkswagen Diesel: a 1978 Rabbit. In 2013 ,David fulfilled a lifelong dream and bought one.

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    Volcano Villarrica erupts in southern Chile (8 photos)

    Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday, sending a plume of ash and lava high into the sky, and forcing the evacuation of nearby communities. The volcano, located near the popular tourist resort of Pucon around 750 km (460 miles) south of the capital Santiago,…

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  • Federal agents raid 20 suspected 'maternity hotels' in California

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal agents raided about 20 Southern California locations on Tuesday suspected of involvement in "maternity tourism" schemes offering travel and lodging services to pregnant foreign women seeking to give birth in the United States, U.S. immigration…

    Reuters
  • Man who killed ex-girlfriend's dad, sister gets death

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man convicted of killing the father and sister of his former girlfriend in a fiery attack on the family's Southern California home was sentenced to death Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Edward Snowden 'ready to return to States'

    Edward Snowden, the fugitive whistleblower who has been given refuge in Russia, is willing to return to the United States if he is given a fair trial, his lawyer said Tuesday. He has a desire to return and we are doing everything we can to make it happen," Anatoly Kucherena, the Russian lawyer who…

    AFP
  • Connecticut man found guilty of murdering 'Law & Order' actress

    By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut drug dealer was found guilty on Monday of brutally murdering his former girlfriend in her home nine years ago, just as her acting career had gotten a boost from a role in the popular television drama "Law and Order." Matthew Pugh, 42, of…

    Reuters
  • Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

    Two Australian drug smugglers were transferred Wednesday to an Indonesian island where they will be executed, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia was "revolted" by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the…

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